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Grub Control

What are lawn grubs?

Just one example of grubs are the larvae of Japanese beetles. They are small, white, c-shaped insects. Grubs can cause significant damage because they feed on grass roots while young and then hatch into beetles. The beetles feed on plants and flowers, laying their eggs back into the lawn. Those eggs hatch into grubs in fall and the whole cycle repeats again next spring. 

Identifying a grub problem?

One sign is if your lawn has irregular areas of wilting or brown grass. Be careful not to mistaken this with drought stress or pet damage. A seconded sign is having areas of lawn dug up by wildlife such as skunks or raccoons. These animals may be feasting on the grub buffet down below the surface. Another way to find if you have a grub problem is to lift up a piece of turf. Since the grubs feed on grass roots, the lawn will have a weaker root system and lift up like a carpet. You would then be able to see little white grubs down below. If you have any of these signs it’s time to get a grub treatment plan started with the professionals at Healy & Son Lawn Care LLC. 

How to get rid of grubs?

The important thing to do if you have established a grub problem in your lawn is to eliminate the eggs that have been laid in the lawn before they hatch and burrow into the lawn for the winter. Applying a preventative grub control application late May-mid July is a good solution. 

Preventing grubs?

Use a preventative grub treatment to get the grub population under control. Once that is done, having a thick healthy lawn is the best natural defense against the grubs. A weed free, dense lawn is inhospitable environment for beetles. This is where Healy & Son Lawn Care LLC comes into action with a year lawn fertilization and weed control program tailored to your property. 

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